Day: June 26, 2020

‘Fair & Lovely’ Skin Lightener to Get Makeover After Backlash

  MUMBAI – Unilever will drop the word “fair” from its “Fair & Lovely” skin lightening products, it said on Thursday, in the latest makeover of a brand in response to a global backlash against racial prejudice. Skin lightening cosmetics have a huge market in South Asia, but their promotion is being questioned, especially in the […]

20 Years On, Human Genome Project Helps Drive COVID-19 Research

WASHINGTON – Until this March, machines at the Broad Institute in Massachusetts were decoding the equivalent of an entire human genome every 10 minutes. The automated DNA sequencing facility is among the world’s largest genomics labs. Its technology descends from that which produced the first working draft of the human genome 20 years ago Friday. […]

Calgon Carbon Expands Mississippi Activated Carbon Plant

PITTSBURGH, PA – 06/25/2020, June 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New production line will increase capacity by 50 million pounds of granular activated carbon per year Expansion estimated for completion in late-2022 Creates 38 new jobs Calgon Carbon Corporation today announced that it intends to expand capacity at its Pearlington, Mississippi plant by adding a second virgin activated carbon […]

Philips’ General Meeting of Shareholders approves dividend proposal

June 26, 2020 Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) announced that today’s Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM) approved the proposal to declare a distribution of EUR 0.85 per common share against the net income for 2019, in shares only. The dividend timetable is as follows: Ex-dividend date June 30, 2020 […]

New data reconfirms long-term safety profile of the Philips Stellarex low-dose Drug-Coated Balloon

June 26, 2020 Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the four-year results from the ILLUMENATE European Randomized Controlled Trial (EU RCT). The Stellarex DCB cohort demonstrated similar all-cause mortality compared with the control arm through four years. This analysis included missing data found […]